The Australian unified national system for higher education was established in 1988 for a range of reasons, but its essence was a solution to resolve a funding problem. This publication provides a detailed analysis of the current problems and issues, and examines opportunities to move...
This paper provides new estimates of the over-funding of private schools provided by the Morrison Government. They are based on data published last year by Senate Estimates. The paper also provides new estimates of the under-funding of public schools.
Throughout this submission, Universities Australia encourages the federal government to recognise the central role of universities in the COVID-19 response and recovery.
The vocational education and training (VET) system will play a key role in supporting Australia’s recovery from the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19. However, the sector has faced a range of enduring challenges, and is not currently equipped to respond effectively to many of the questions...
This report analyses the funding trends of Australia's university sector over the past decade. The report includes modelling of the projected impact on international student revenue of Australia's border being closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This evaluation of the Australian government's recently-announced reform package finds that the proposed changes are highly disruptive to the operation of universities who are already grappling with major disruptions due to decreased international student demand. These impacts have resulted in significant job losses in the...
This paper looks at funding flows from the Australian and Victorian governments to government and non-government schools.
This discussion paper outlines how public investment in higher education will focus on 'national priorities,' and tailor a system that delivers for students, industry and the community. The Morrison Government says the changes are aimed at driving the nation’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our universities have long ceased being institutions interested in the rigorous exercise of freedom or the scientific method and today better resemble elaborate public relations outfits, writes Bella d'Abrera.